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Tag Archives: drugs
What is the Best Way to Care for Patients with Alcoholic Hepatitis?
Although alcohol-related liver disease is the 8th most common cause of mortality in the US and the 2nd leading cause of mortality among all gastrointestinal diseases, there are few therapeutic options for patients or resources to support identification of new … Continue reading
Posted in Liver/Biliary Tagged alcohol, alcoholic, Cirrhosis, damage, drugs, ethanol, Fibrosis, hepatocyte, immune response, Inflammation, Kupfer cell, liver disease, therapy, treatment 1 Comment
How Often Do Medications Cause Liver Injury?
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) could be more common than previously believed, according to a population-based study published in the June issue of Gastroenterology. Amoxicillin-clavulanate seems to be the most common cause, and azathioprine appears to be the most hepatotoxic. Many … Continue reading
Posted in Liver/Biliary, Technology Tagged DILI, drugs, hepatotoxicity, Iceland, liver damage, medicine, population, prescription, side-effect, therapy, toxic Leave a comment
Opioids for Chronic Abdominal Pain?
The number of prescriptions of opioids written for patients with chronic abdominal pain has more than doubled in the past decade, according to a study published in the December issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Chronic abdominal pain is common, … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract, Technology Tagged Chronic Abdominal Pain, drugs, Management, Opioid Analgesics, therapy, treatment 4 Comments